---- — It's about time
A few Londonderry town councilors were chatting prior to the start of a meeting Dec. 2 and were obviously not paying attention to the clock, according to resident Reed Clark. He mentioned it was 7 p.m. and time to start.
"As Mr. Clark pointed out, it's time," Council Chairman John Farrell noted.
Farrell then invited Clark to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Next speaker, please
Linlew Drive resident Mark Flattes is a regular at the microphone during the Derry Town Council's public forum. Last week, Flattes urged councilors to take a look at the area near the new Wal-Mart on Manchester Road. He said he would like to see more green space, smaller retail and maybe a park located there.
Councilor Brad Benson, whose family owns a century-old downtown lumber-and-hardware business, jokingly took issue with Flattes' next request.
"It would also be nice to have a hardware store on that side of town," Flattes said.
"Next," Benson said.
Some extra bucks
Londonderry public works director Janusz Czyzowski told the Town Council last week the town's solid waste collection costs were going down and the town would save money.
Council Chairman John Farrell was in a joking mood.
"This is the money for fire overtime, right?" Farrell asked.
Czyzowksi answered quickly.
"They'll have to find the money in their own budget, I found it in mine," he said.
Meetings too short?
Londonderry police were called to Town Hall Dec. 3 for a complaint.
"A small group of people is refusing to leave Town Hall after it has closed for the day," the log reported.
Some people just can't get enough of municipal government.
The group left before police arrived.